When planning a wedding, every element represents you from your dress and flowers to your cake and decorations. While you carefully hand-pick every detail to make it perfect, oftentimes music falls to the back of your mind and almost becomes an afterthought. Music plays a much larger role than you may think. I’ve been to weddings where the music was sub-par, which left the dance floor bare all night and weddings where the music was so good people simply could not leave the dance floor. The power is in your hands.
The Impact Of Wedding Music
Curated Song Playlists
Spotify, Apple Music, and other music streaming services make it easy to create a playlist of your favorite songs that would be perfect for your wedding to give your DJ or band. It’s not exactly a solidified list of only what they should play, but more so a guide to help them navigate the music throughout the evening.
Not only is this playlist fun to put together with your fiance, but it helps shape your wedding’s soundtrack to fit your specific taste and styles. Not to mention, these playlists are great to listen to years after your wedding day to help remember some of your favorite moments.
If you need some help getting started, streaming services have plenty of expert-built playlists filled with wedding jams, love songs, and party anthems to get your brain brewing. There are also quite a few sites, like My Wedding Songs, that help curate playlists of songs that are fit for weddings. Sometimes it’s fun to utilize those resources but add a few outside-the-box songs on there to truly make it yours.
Do Not Play Lists
Often times, a list of songs you’d prefer your DJ or band not to play can be equally as important as songs you want them to play. Personally, the “Cha-Cha Slide,” “Mambo Number 5” and “Macarena” were at the top of my wife and I’s ‘do not playlist’ among many others. But then again, we’re pretty big music snobs, so don’t take offense if you can’t wait until the “Cha-Cha Slide” comes on during your reception. Just be sure to know the dance when the song starts so you can keep the party going.
Add An Extra Personalized Touch
We work with many couples that cannot find the perfect first dance song, want something a bit more meaningful to their story, or have no idea where to begin searching for a song for the father/daughter or mother/son dances. It can be intimidating with so many options out there, especially if the music isn’t totally your thing.
With the growing desire for full personalization among weddings, Songfinch has made it easy to create a one-of-a-kind song that brings your love story to life like never before. It’s simple, you provide the content for the lyrics including your favorite memories and stories together, then select your desired vocalist gender, genre, and song moods. From there, the perfect songwriter is hand-picked to write lyrics, create the melodies, produce, record, and mix your song. The process only takes 7 days and your guests will not believe what they are hearing when it plays. It’s not just a song, it’s your song, your story, and your masterpiece.
We’ve created incredible personalized songs for first dances, father/daughter dances, mother/son dances, the morning of gifts for the bride or groom, bachelor/bachelorette parties, receptions, anniversaries, and more.
Note from My Wedding Songs:
As a society, we have moved from records to cassettes, to CDs and now streaming music. One aspect of the music industry that is not talked about frequently enough is how the artists are compensated for the use of their song rights and the payment of royalties. Because physical products have transformed into digital music streaming, the amount artists make from these royalties has dwindled. You can be more informed by reading a detailed report by ConsumersAdvocate.org. The report is eye-opening in how much artists actually earn from a single stream of a song.
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